2023 NCAA Final Four: Florida Atlantic vs. San Diego State prediction, odds, line, spread picks for Saturday's game from proven model
The Florida Atlantic Owls and San Diego State Aztecs battle for a shot at a spot in the NCAA Tournament national championship game when they meet in a semifinal matchup on Saturday. The ninth-seeded Owls (35-3, 18-2 C-USA), who are on an 11-game winning streak, are in the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in school history and for the first time since 2002. They lost in the first round of that tournament. The fifth-seeded Aztecs (31-6, 15-3 Mountain West), who have eight consecutive wins, have advanced to their first Final Four after reaching the Round of 32 just twice before.
The game from the NRG Stadium in Houston is scheduled for 6:09 p.m. ET on CBS. The Aztecs are favored by 2 points in the latest Florida Atlantic vs. San Diego State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 130.5.
Before making any Florida Atlantic vs. San Diego State picks, or NCAA Tournament selections, you need to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Div. I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters the Final Four of the 2023 NCAA Tournament 85-54 on all-top rated college basketball picks this season, returning more than $1,700 for $100 players. Anybody who has followed the model has seen HUGE returns!
The model knows Aztecs have eight players averaging six points or more per game, led by senior guard Matt Bradley. Bradley has reached double-digit scoring 25 times on the year and in two of the four NCAA Tournament games. He scored 17 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out four assists in the 63-57 first-round win over Charleston, and followed that up with a 10-point performance against Furman in the second round. In 37 games, all starts, he is averaging 12.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 26.3 minutes of action.
The model also knows the Owls have three players averaging double-digit scoring. Sophomore guard Johnell Davis leads the way, averaging 13.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game. He is connecting on 49.3% of his field goals, including 36.6% from 3-point range, and 85% of his free throws. He has scored in double figures in each of the last 10 games, including a double-double against Fairleigh Dickinson in a 78-70 win in the second round. In that game, Davis scored 29 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, dished out five assists and made five steals.
Now, the model has set its sights on Florida Atlantic vs. San Diego State. We can tell you the model is leaning Over on the point total, and it also says one side of the spread cashes in well over 60% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see the model before locking in any college basketball picks.
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